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Welcome to doctoral studies at the IT Faculty!

Doctoral studies (third cycle) is for you who want to further develop the skills you have obtained from education on earlier levels and who want to acquire methods to process critical issues in a specific area of ​​research. The doctoral programme leads to a licentiate degree of 120 credits, alternatively a doctoral degree of 240 credits.

Please note! To be admitted as a PhD student you have to apply for an open PhD position within the subject. All vacant positions are advertised.


The main objective of doctoral studies is to develop the advanced knowledge and skills required for you to be able to conduct independent research within a discipline. Another goal is to be able to contribute to the development of knowledge in your area of research, where the final outcome is a thesis. The thesis work is a central part of the doctoral education and shall give you the ability to critically process research issues and independently plan, implement, and document the scientific work.

Doctoral studies also aim to develop your ability to transform scientific achievements, your skills and knowledge, into further research and/or other qualified professional work. The doctoral programme will also develop your skills in communication and teaching.

Doctoral studies, University of Gothenburg:

Information on Faculty and/or departmental level:

The information on doctoral studies at the IT Faculty concerns doctoral students at the two departments Applied Information Technology and Computer Science and Engineering.

The departments have also some local information for doctoral students:


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Utskriftsdatum: 2020-07-05